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Rice harvest soon but still no help

With less than three months to the rice harvesting season in November, panic has now set in among rice millers and producers who feel less confident as the days go by that they will be bailed out by government emergency loans ‒ to help them ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29597/rice-harvest-soon-but-still-no-help/

Rice bound for Indonesia?

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) hopes to export around 200,000 tons of milled rice a year to Indonesia, which is one of the biggest rice markets in Asean. This comes after the CRF announced late last month that it will not join the bid to ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29485/rice-bound-for-indonesia-/

Rice loans to be disbursed soon

Cambodia’s beleaguered rice millers can now breathe a sigh of relief after a tumultuous three months in what seemed to be government ineptitude in disbursing an emergency loan of $30 million to prevent them from becoming insolvent. In June, the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) announced that ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29421/rice-loans-to-be-disbursed-soon/

Rice paddy bank short of funds

Two years since the opening of Cambodia’s first large-scale rice paddy bank, the private sector company behind the project is seeking additional capital to carry it through the next five years. Thaneakea Srov (Kampuchea) Plc launched services in late August 2014 with its sprawling facility in ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-paddy-bank-short-funds

Up to $85M earmarked to develop agro sectors

Representatives of Cambodia’s rice sector and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) met yesterday with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss the implementation of a five-year program to promote the Kingdom’s agricultural products. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/85m-earmarked-develop-agro-sectors

Committees to tackle rice woes

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) yesterday agreed to create provincial level committees to provide emergency relief to the Kingdom’s beleaguered rice sector, currently in crisis due to falling exports. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28624/committees-to-tackle-rice-woes/

Cambodia asks East Timor to import rice, sugar

Cambodia is seeking to export milled rice and sugar to East Timor, according to the Ministry of Commerce, with experts saying it will expand markets for the Kingdom’s agricultural products. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28511/cambodia-asks-east-timor-to-import-rice--sugar/

Loan for silos in limbo

There seems to be no definite period of when a $300 million loan from the Chinese government, to build large silos to store rice for milling, will be disbursed to the Cambodian government. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28139/loan-for-silos-in-limbo/

Insolvency looms in rice sector

The specter of insolvency looms large over the businesses of rice millers in the Kingdom as the government drags its foot in providing emergency loans to bail out the sector, currently reeling from the aftereffects of a severe drought and facing stiff competition from low-grade ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27470/insolvency-looms-in-rice-sector/

More rice name confusion

The seeds of confusion in the rice industry have been sown further. After endorsing the Phka Romduol and Phka Chansensor varieties to be the Kingdom’s own umbrella brands for fragrant and premium rice last week, the National Standards Council (NSC) said yesterday it did not ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27410/more-rice-name-confusion/

Romduol, Chansensor now rice brands

The National Standards Council (NSC) has endorsed the Phka Romduol and Phka Chansensor varieties to be the Kingdom’s own umbrella brands for fragrant and premium rice, rejecting the Cambodian Rice Federation’s “Angkor Malis” brand name. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27317/romduol--chansensor-now-rice-brands/

Govt approves rice loans

The government has come to the rescue of rice millers and exporters, currently in the throes of a serious financial crisis, with loans of between $20 and $30 million to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). This is to help the sector purchase rice from farmers ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26615/govt-approves-rice-loans/

Rice export data show consistent decline

Cambodian rice exports have dramatically declined over the past three months compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the General Department of Agriculture yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-export-data-show-consistent-decline

Rice body elections come at crucial time

Elections are due in the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) for the second term of its president and council of board members. The elections come at a crucial time as the government considers an emergency loan request from the CRF to help protect the rice sector ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25665/rice-body-elections-come-at-crucial-time/

Russia to import agricultural products

Russia has agreed to import agricultural products from Cambodia, while the leaders of the two countries pledged to boost bilateral trade during meetings between the two countries’ senior officials in the past week. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25272/russia-to-import-agricultural-products/

Massive Thai rice sell-off ‘concerning’

Thailand’s plans to sell off 11.4 million tons of its rice stockpile over the next two months is concerning Cambodia, which fears the sale will drive global prices down as the Kingdom struggles to meet its own export target. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24245/massive-thai-rice-sell-off----concerning---/

Cambodia to bid for Philippines rice contract, for show

Cambodia does not expect to win the contract to supply half million tons of rice to the Philippines during the bidding process that will take place in the upcoming months, citing high production costs as the major constraint in competing with neighboring Vietnam and Thailand, ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23965/cambodia-to-bid-for-philippines-rice-contract--for-show/

Companies making gains in trademark protection

The Commerce Ministry has received more than 5,000 applications from companies to register their trademark in the first three months of this year – the same as for all of last year – a senior ministry official said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23231/companies-making-gains-in-trademark-protection/

Cambodia asks China to import more products

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked China to import more agricultural products from Cambodia to boost bilateral trade and strengthen the relationship between the two countries. The prime minister wants to boost bilateral trade to $5 billion by 2017. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23185/cambodia-asks-china-to-import-more-products/

Lao rice-export target sparks alarm

Local rice millers and exporters have responded with alarm to the rice-export target set by the Lao government of 1 million tons this year, while Cambodian rice millers and traders have yet to overcome numerous barriers hindering their competitiveness at home and abroad. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22477/lao-rice-export-target-sparks-alarm/

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